Violence is something that’s destructive. There are many forms of abuse/violence that aren’t just physical such as emotional, verbal, digital, mental and financial. It’s important to have an awareness of these other forms because if we think violence is something that is only physical we might not see the signs or understand when something other than physical is violent. Any form of violence is NOT okay and shows that the relationship is abusive. Living with any form of violence/abuse, even if it seems ‘small’ like insults or name calling has a huge impact on our emotional, psychological and mental health and well-being. On both sides – if we do it or if we receive it.
Our article on Forms of Violence goes into a bit more detail on this which you might find helpful. If you feel that you are experiencing any form of violence please speak with a professional you trust to talk to about this more.
You can also contact our team who are here for you True2You Support Groups.